Written By:  Rachel Gnagy @ Inscribed Photography

I love going to Farmers’ Markets in the summer. Fresh produce, freshly baked goods, unique jewelry and crafts, and maybe even some live music! What better way to spend a Saturday morning?

I visited the Highland Park Farmers’ Market in Hastings this past Saturday and stocked up on groceries for the week. 

I have been loving zucchini and summer squash lately! To make a quick lunch or supper, I cut up one chicken breast and saute it in a pan with extra virgin olive oil, garlic salt and pepper. After the chicken is cooked, I cut the squash into small pieces and add it to the pan. It tastes great by itself or rolled up in a tortilla. Super easy and fresh!

Ah, watermelon… it’s the taste of summer, isn’t it? I bought a seedless watermelon from a woman and her young son at the market. The son wasn’t very old – maybe 9 or 10 – but I’m sure he had an early morning picking produce and bringing it to town. He picked out the melons for me and did a great job. The watermelon was FABULOUS.

Fresh baked bread, cinnamon rolls, breadsticks, pies, muffins… you name it, this booth probably has it. My mom and two of her friends bring baked goods to the market. Mom does whole wheat and whole grain products while the other ladies bring classic white bread, kolaches, muffins, and other yummy treats.

I brought home some homemade granola and whole wheat breadsticks topped with herbs and Parmesan cheese. How could you say no to that?

Editors note:  Looking for a list of Nebraska markets in your area? Here’s one we found online We’ve noticed a few are missing from this list, including the MarketPlace on 24th Street in Kearney. Let us know if your favorite market is on this list and we’ll try to create a list for HVFH readers!

Rachel Gnagy

Rachel Gnagy is a wife, mother, photographer, coffee lover, and book nerd. She and her husband, Samuel, have four precious children, two boys and two girls. Rachel is a work-from-home-mom, running a small photography and graphic design business. She has been writing for Her View From Home since 2012 and loves the opportunity to communicate with other women. http://www.inscribedphotography.com/ https://www.facebook.com/InscribedPhotography